SAU No. 5
Superintendent James Morse
36 Coe Drive
Durham, NH 03824
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Oyster River Students Participate in ‘Power of One: Students Creating Change’ Event
DURHAM — Superintendent James Morse is pleased to announce that more than 200 high school students participated in the 11th annual Power of One: Students Creating Change event to demonstrate how they can make a difference in the world.
On May 29, freshmen gathered in the Oyster River High School cafeteria to present to parents and community members about what can be done to resolve pressing local, national and global issues.
The event marked the culminating activity for the ninth grade’s world cultures class, which is designed to help students understand that what they say, do and think is critically important, and that they can effect change in the world.
Throughout the cafeteria, students set up poster boards, which highlighted an issue they were concerned about, explained the root causes of it and outlined a plan of action to help address the issue.
The students’ projects covered a wide range of topics, from organizing a bone marrow drive to donating books for schools in Africa, creating care packages for families at Boston Children’s Hospital and collecting socks for the homeless.
Over the course of 17 weeks, students raised more than $18,000 and volunteered for 646 hours to help the causes and issues they have researched and supported as part of the Power of One projects.
“Every year I am truly amazed at what students research and present to the community,” Superintendent Morse said. “These projects were well researched and it was apparent that students were passionate about wanting to implement change for the better.”